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Learning Processing, 2nd Edition by Daniel Shiffman

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23

Java

I love coffee, I love tea, I love the Java Jive and it loves me.

—Ben Oakland and Milton Drake

In this chapter:

 Processing is really Java

 If you did not have Processing what would your code look like?

 Exploring the Java API

 Some useful Java classes: ArrayList and Rectangle

 Exception (error) handling – try and catch

 Beyond Processing?

23-1 Revealing the wizard

What is Processing exactly? Is it a programming language? It may seem a bit odd to ask this question at the very last chapter of this book. After all, I’ve dedicated 22 chapters to Processing. Shouldn’t you know what it is by now? The truth, however, is that you have been living under something of a convenient fiction thinking that you are learning Processing. While yes, this is ...

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